A 100% Volunteer, 501(c)(3) NonProfit - 83-2270178
We will provide scholarships for the students in need anywhere, but primarily in North Texas, that typically get overlooked for scholarships. Our criteria will allow the student applicants to submit a project based on their skills and talents, not only their GPA. A low GPA will not disqualify a student from earning a scholarship. If the student applicant follows the directions and put forth a quality effort, we hope to award scholarships to a number of students who may have been typically overlooked or ineligible.
Our Foundation will also provide an organized forum for volunteering a few times a year to give back to the local North Texas Community.
Why Should I Care?
Education is one of the key components to success. Life isn’t fair and the fact is most employers with the best paying jobs, require a degree to even apply for the job. We want to help students maximize their earning potential by putting them on the road to having the correct trade school credentials or college degree.
The Flip Foundation isn’t providing solutions to solve the worlds problems, but by providing a scholarship to a student in need, they just might.
Also, if you’ve ever wanted to volunteer your time, especially with your friends or family, but don’t know where to go, we can help you with your desire to lend a hand. The Flip Foundation will also provide an organized forum 1-2 times a year for friends, family and coworkers to volunteer their time to help other charitable organizations that need a labor force.
How Can I Get Involved?
The Flip Foundation will participate in fundraising events each year to help garner donations. We participate in North Texas Giving Day each September and use appearance fees from my Speed Racer Mach 5 to help supplement our scholarship fund. We invite you to help contribute to building our scholarship funds for students in need in North Texas and beyond.
What's the Story Behind the Flip Foundation?
I’ve found that everything in life is a balancing act between giving and receiving. My education has provided for me and my family and so I realized that I needed to give back. I’d wanted to create something like the Flip Foundation for years, but could never carve out the time. As fate would have it, I was laid off from my job in 2018, so I thought why not go ahead and fulfill my dream of creating a charity organization that provides a fun way to give back to the local community.
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some great companies that have given back to the local community, so that is what inspired me to provide an organized forum for volunteering too. It’s hard to find extra money sometimes for charitable causes, but it's free to lend a hand. I found that it was a lot more fun to do this with friends, family and coworkers, so I wanted that to be part of what we do as a charity to give back.
However, our main focus is to provide scholarships to students in high school or college. I paid for my own college after receiving an initial Pell Grant and also picking up odd jobs, after high school. I was lucky to have figured out a way to get the money necessary to finish my degree, but it wasn’t a quick process. After joining the Army and acquiring an Army College Fund, I worked full time while going to school at night for years. I first earned my Associates Degree from Tarrant County Junior College and later my Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. It took me from 1983 to 1992 to earn my Bachelors of Arts, due to the costs beyond my Army College Fund. I also needed to work full-time to provide for my new family. My hope is that we can provide scholarships for students who may not be at the top of their class academically (like me), but bring something else to the table that I had and value to this day…fortitude. I never gave up, but I would have never started if it wasn’t for financial assistance my first semester of college.